When one calls a spade a spade, one instantly incurs displeasure with many. This is what exactly happens in case of the Tezpur MP - R.P. Sharma. While pointing accusing fingers at certain ministers for their alleged involvement in corruption, he only exempted the PWD and Fishery Minister Parimal Suklabaidya. We know that the aptitude of a minister is gauged by his or her performance and how honestly he could perform. But if we rightly remember, on one occasion recently, the said minister lamented that there is insufficient fund in PWD. Again, our Health Minister’s highfalutin speeches suggest that there would be a medical college in each district of Assam. This is undoubtedly a very good proposal. It seems, while declaring the said proposal, the said minister did not study the state of affairs of the existing medical colleges of Assam, which have come to such a pass that several specialists, registrars and senior faculty had to resign and more are contemplating to follow suit.
In our opinion, constructive criticism from the Tezpur MP should be accepted with good grace instead of labeling him as one washing the dirty linen of the party in public. Some people are of opinion that criticism by the BJP M.P would harm the party, while others including some party stalwarts are of the view that such constructive criticism would benefit the party instead of doing any harm.